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Top carbon, concrete authorities convene at Yale School of Architecture

Sources: Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council, Wethersfield; CP staff

A National Ready Mixed Concrete Association- and Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council-sponsored summit will offer one of the deepest line-ups to date of authorities on recycling or sequestering carbon dioxide in concrete production and practice. Presenters and their target topics for the Net Zero Schools Summit, January 31 in New Haven, Conn., include:

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Lafarge Canada veteran heads GCC’s U.S. Ready Mix business

Source: GCC of America, Denver

Bob Cartmel has joined GCC of America as vice president of U.S. Ready Mix. He arrives with 25-plus years’ experience as Lafarge Canada president and chief executive officer, regional president of Aggregate and Concrete, and vice president of Strategy and Business Development.

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Holcim (Canada) veteran takes helm of McInnis Cement

Sources: McInnis Cement, Montreal

McInnis Cement directors have appointed Baudouin Nizet as president and chief executive officer, succeeding Jean Moreau, who has held the posts in an interim capacity since 2018. Nizet’s industry tenure includes tours of duty in Montreal as Holcim (Canada) senior vice president, Quebec and Atlantic Region, 2006-2013; and Toronto as president and chief executive officer, 2013-2017, spanning the transition to CRH Canada Group. He has also served as Cement Association of Canada and Canada Green Building Council director.

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General Shale’s Smith chairs Brick Industry Association

Charles Smith, chief executive officer of Johnson City, Tenn.-based General Shale, has been elected Brick Industry Association chairman, succeeding Davis Henry, president of Henry Brick Co., Selma, Ala. Prior to his 2014 appointment as CEO, Smith served as president and chief operating officer, and was credited with steering General Shale—one of the top North American operators in clay brick— through the economic downturn and revitalizing product development.

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Supreme Court backs masonry contractor bankruptcy case order

Sources: CP staff; U.S. Supreme Court; Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Denver

A unanimous Supreme Court decision affirms the U.S. Court of Appeals for Sixth Circuit’s finding in Ritzen Group Inc. v. Jackson Masonry LLC, a case demonstrating U.S. Bankruptcy Court complexities. In a January 14 opinion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg details a tight framework for creditors seeking relief in bankruptcy court decisions, including a 14-day window for individual party appeals.

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